Proposed Michigan Shared Parenting Act, House Bill No. 4691

20 October 2017

Proposed Michigan Shared Parenting Act, House Bill No. 4691

There has been a lot of talk regarding the proposed Michigan Shared Parenting Act  [MSPA] which would amend the Child Custody Act of 1970. The average person does not know the current law, and what are the changes. This article will try to show what the law is now, and what the proposed changes would make the law to be.

LEGAL CUSTODY AND PHYSICAL CUSTODY

ADOPTING A NEWBORN BABY IN MICHIGAN

5 October 2017

A person or couple looking to adopt a newborn baby need to know a few things. First, finding a birthmother to place a child with an adoptive person or couple is a very difficult, and complex process.  The procedure to adopt a child from someone not related to the adoptive couple by blood or marriage is called a direct placement adoption. Typically, a direct placement adoption is for a new baby.

 

Who May Adopt

REVOCATION OF PATERNITY DEALING WITH ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGY

30 June 2017

The Michigan Court of Appeals just issued an opinion of first impression under the Revocation of Paternity Act [RPA]. MCL 722.1431 et.seq. The RPA was enacted in 2012 to determine the paternity of children in certain situations.  It is presumed that a husband is the father of any children conceived or born by his wife during the marriage.

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